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NG (arrives) D - 52 RI

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by sir humphrey, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. sir humphrey

    sir humphrey Friend of Leo's

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    My eBay buy was kindly dropped off by the seller today.

    2001 AVRI '52 - very clean for a 13 year old guitar with just one chip on the body from where it was hit by a falling mic!

    My other 52 RI is a 2008 and comparing the two, this one is much lighter. I know a lot of you like this, but I prefer a heavier guitar. Not really an issue though.

    Body grain is not as pretty as the 2008, and it is slightly more orange in colour. Again, not a biggie.

    The neck though is beautiful - pics don't do it justice but wonderful 3D figuring on the back and fretboard. Very nice. And plays beautifully.

    Will be replacing the Duncan quarter pounders with Fender Vintage Originals.

    Now to spend the evening learning the guitar parts off the new Brad Paisley album using my new toy!!
     

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  2. pondcaster

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    Congrats, Sir!

    Sweet '52ri, like the looks of the neck. Enjoy in good health.
     
  3. funkyguitarman

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    Very nice.
     
  4. Itwang

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    Beauty, gotta love a '52 reissue.......
     
  5. Telemarkman

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    Congrats!:)

    Well, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but anyway - that grain is remarkably straight and close!

    Haven't tried the Duncans, but I can't believe they're better than the OV's.

    Oh boy!:eek:
     
  6. sir humphrey

    sir humphrey Friend of Leo's

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    Yeah, I'm a glutton for punishment!
     
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    Telemarkman Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Had to look that up, but I see what you mean ... :lol:
     
  8. FredDairy

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    I'm starting to agree with the heavier is better than the lighter ones. That's a fad/trend that is over blown.
     
  9. sir humphrey

    sir humphrey Friend of Leo's

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    Yeah, I prefer them heavier as it just feels more "solid", just a psychological thing I think.

    Love your avatar - if I hadn't got this I was going to get one of those (the CiJ version anyway). May still do if I decide to part with one of the 52s.
     
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    Up to a certain point, I agree ... have always done in fact. The absolute upper limit for me would be 8.5 lbs. Between 7.5 and 8 lbs is ideal. Lighter than that, I feel the same way as sir humphrey.
     
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    Fantastic, HNGD to you!!
     
  12. Toto'sDad

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    Beautiful Tele. I had two of them and didn't really get them then, but I do now. Wish I'd kept the second one for sure.

    On the Brad Paisley thing, he makes it look easy!
     
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    Congrats on a winner.
     
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    Lovely!
    Body grain is pretty nice!
    The only thing left is a pictorial of the 2, side by side.
     
  15. sir humphrey

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    The 2008 is at my friends studio at the moment, but will do a "twins" shot when it's back home. In the meantime, here it is backstage recently.
     

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  16. sir humphrey

    sir humphrey Friend of Leo's

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    It is. For him!
     
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    +1
     
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    She's a beaut!
     
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    Very nice. Congrats.
     
  20. FredDairy

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    My two Paisley's are 7.5 and 7.6lbs. My '52 and '64 RIs are 7.0

    So I'm not talking boat anchors here. I just don't get the jive and love for all the sub 7lb teles here. I hate to admit this but I seeked out my 7lb '52 and '64 RIs. I honestly can't tell a difference between the 7.6 and 7.0. I walked around Chicago Music Exchange a few weeks ago and picked up and held many 7.0-7.75 teles and you really can't tell a difference. Maybe when your at home in your pajamas, but in the real world, in a bar playing for people... it makes no difference.
     
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